More musings on Kavanaugh, truth and elections

The Kavanaugh nomination has brought out the worst in politics and people. Both sides so quickly went to their respective corners that neither really wants the truth. Progressives are ready to accept Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations at face value. Conservatives are...

The politics of hurricanes

Hurricanes affect politics in North Carolina. Two years ago, Matthew hit North Carolina the second week of October and left devastating flooding in its wake. People throughout the southeastern part of the state were left homeless or with severe storm damage. In those...

Bubbles of disappointment

A recent poll by the Republican National Committee shows that Trump’s attack on the media and his assertion that a “red wave” is coming in November leaves much of the GOP dismissing the possibility that Democrats will take back the House. They think the hype around...

The boys club

Republicans should sit back and carefully consider their move on Brett Kavanaugh. He’s been credibly accused of attempted rape when he was a high school student 35 years ago and the accuser now is willing to testify before Congress. Instead of listening to her,...

More evidence of Democratic enthusiasm

Democratic turnout in primaries continued to surge last night. In New York, voters turned out in much greater numbers than they have in previous midterms. Twice as many voted yesterday than they did four years ago. In North Carolina, early absentee ballot requests...

Hurricanes and politics

Hurricanes in North Carolina can alter races. Some argue that Matthew hurt Democratic turnout in 2016 because of the damage that it caused in counties like Robeson. A storm the size of Florence could cause severe damage all the way into the Triangle. Fran hit in...

In search of a message

Republicans are searching for a national message heading into the midterms. They had hoped to be running on the success of their tax plan or the failure of Obamacare. Neither of those has worked out. The tax plan hasn’t helped the middle class and Obamacare is...

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